The 2010/2011 festive season has taken its toll on road users. Authorities explained that over 1,100 people died and multiple others were injured in car crashes across the country. It is said that South Africa is in the top five of road accidents deaths in Africa and probably in the top ten in world.
Major accidents included the incident in the south of Johannesburg near Lawley where three children were run over by a bakkie on 30 December. One child died on the scene and the other two later died in hospital.